RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS ORDINANCE

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Interpretation.

3. Enforcement in Ceylon of judgments obtained in superior courts in the United Kingdom.

4. Issue of certificates of judgments obtained in Ceylon.

5. Rules of court.

6. Extent of Ordinance.

41 of 1921.

AN ORDINANCE to provide for the enforcement in Ceylon of judgments obtained in the superior courts of the united kingdom and of other parts of her majesty's realms and territories.

[Date of Commencement: 14th November, 1921]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Ordinance.

2. Interpretation.

(1) In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires—

"judgment” means any judgment, decree, or order given or made by a court in any civil proceedings, whether before or after the passing of this Ordinance, whereby any sum of money is made payable, and includes an award in proceedings on an arbitration if the award has, in pursuance of the law in force in the place where it was made, become enforceable in the same manner as a judgment given by a court in that place;

"judgment-creditor” means the person by whom the judgment was obtained, and includes the legal representatives, successors, and assigns of that person;

"judgment-debtor” means the person against whom the judgment was given, and includes any person against whom the judgment is enforceable in the place where it was made;

"original court” in relation to any judgment means the court by which the judgment was given;

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